Introduction to Construction Skills

West Lothian College


This course is suited to those thinking about a career in construction. It is an ideal course for school leavers to develop skills such as plumbing, electrical installation, decorative painting, carpentry and joinery. It includes classroom and workshop-based activities and supports students on to further study or employment.

You will develop skills and knowledge in various disciplines within the construction industry, including practical skills in a workshop environment.

Entry Requirements

National 3 English, Maths and a science or technological subject. Interview and practical skills test.

Progression Routes

National Progression Award (NPA) construction or any SCQF level 5 courses in engineering, construction and motor vehicle at West Lothian College.

Start Date

August, January



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

6 months


Construction and Civil Engineering

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors


Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

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